Internships and Research



Student helping with Kindred Kitchen project

Internships and Research

Foods and nutrition in business majors must complete at least one internship in the food industry for experience and to connect with prospective employers. You will work with a faculty member to plan one suited to your interests.

Student Rebeka Tolle, for example, is helping with various projects for Kindred Kitchen in Minneapolis. She also interned with the Cornercopia Student Organic Farm in St. Paul and prepared food samples for the Minnesota Beef Council.

Other student internship sites include:

  • General Mills
  • Land O'Lakes
  • Novartis
  • Quaker Oats
  • Dodge Nature Center
  • Target Corp.

Research Opportunities

St. Kate's Summer Scholars' Institute
Read more in the University's magazine, SCAN. (Link to Feb. 2012 story)

Assistant Mentorship Program (AMP)
AMP is an innovative, paid work-and-learning experience that pairs St. Kate's students in their junior or senior year with faculty or staff mentors on a specific project. Students are paid for up to 13 hours each week. Learn more about AMP in the University's magazine, SCAN.

Students are encouraged to join the Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences (FCNS) Club for service projects on and off campus. The club offers members the opportunity to get hands–on experience with industry events and employers. It also hosts social events for members throughout the academic year.

Home Economists in Business
Students can also become members of the national organization Home Economists in Business and participate in the Twin Cities' chapter meetings and events.

Kappa Omicron Nu
As a foods and nutrition: science major, you're eligible for nomination to the national human services honor society, Kappa Omicron Nu. Members are recognized in academia and business for excellent scholarship.